[Tweeters] Re: Border Wall.

ravenintherain ccorax at blarg.net
Sun Nov 11 15:52:50 PST 2007


Stewart Wechsler for president!

Stewart Wechsler wrote:

> The solution to that drug trafficking and associated problems is to

> decriminalize the drugs putting the organized crime dealers out of

> business, but the feds may never do that because the powerful "drug

> lobby" might withhold their contributions to their campaigns I(or

> weild their poser in other ways) and the Feds may not be able to fund

> future Iran-Contra type operations.

> Garbage is unsightly, but rarely a big problem for the wildlife. The

> lizards, snakes, and spiders even use it as cover.

> The barbed wire fences drove the Buffalo (as well as the Plains

> Indians) into functional extinction. Let's not let more fences drive

> more species into extinction or out of this country due to government

> fed paranoia (and influential fence building contractors).

> (Everything we do and say ((or fail to do/say)) is in one way or

> another political to one degree or another. Anything that is in

> opposition to those in power is always considered "political".)

> Advcating for wildlife is always political.

> Stewart

>

> -----Original Message-----

> *From:* Jeff Gilligan [mailto:jeffgill at teleport.com]

> *Sent:* Sunday, November 11, 2007 11:49 AM

> *To:* Dennis Paulson; Tweeters

> *Subject:* [Tweeters] Re: Border Wall.

>

>

> My comments are not in regard to a possible wall in Texas. I bird

> in Arizona with some regularity. Many birding areas there are now

> trashed by illegal immigrants. Many parts of Buenos Aires NWR are

> now rubbish heaps. Safety for those birding in even non-remote

> areas is an increasing problem because of the narco –traffickers.

> An arroyo near Green Valley that I have birded for years is not

> littered with empty back packs that were used by drug smugglers.

> The remote trails in the Huachucas and Santa Rita Mountains are

> regularly used by smugglers who want to avoid detection on the

> highways. I know people Green Valley who say they have seen drug

> transfers being overseen by persons brandishing AK-47s – just off

> the frontage road to the freeway.

>

> Jeff Gilligan

> Portland/Nachotta, WA/Green Valley, AZ

>

> On 11/10/07 9:23 PM, "Dennis Paulson" <dennispaulson at comcast.net>

> wrote:

>

> I looked back at the No Texas Border Wall website and found

> that dozens of tweeters have signed the petition. Thank you so

> much!

>

> With the threat of terrorism paraded in front of us

> unendingly, it will be very difficult for environmental

> considerations to take precedence over "homeland security" in

> this matter of the border wall. We can hope for one or more of

> these alternatives:

>

> 1. Congress repeals or changes the Secure Fence Act of 2006

> which allows DHS to build the wall.

>

>

> 2. Congress repeals the 2005 Real ID Act.

>

>

> 3. Enough folks cry loud enough that Congress pressures DHS to

> stop.

>

>

> 4. The constitutional challenge by several environmental

> groups wins and strips DHS of its powers.

>

>

> 5. No more funding is issued by Congress to finish the whole wall.

>

> 6. The Borderlands Conservation and Security Act (HR 2593)

> will mitigate some of the Secure Fence Act's most destructive

> aspects. This has not been taken up by Congress yet, but our

> representatives should be urged to do so. You can learn more

> under "Take Action" on the website.

>

> Dennis

>

> -----

> Dennis Paulson

> 1724 NE 98 St.

> Seattle, WA 98115

> 206-528-1382

> dennispaulson at comcast.net

>

>

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